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Announcing the XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Mesh System

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Hey Nighthawks,

 

Our Nighthawk Pro Gaming line of routers are the standard that pro and amateur gamers use around the world. With the powerful Duma OS, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming line has helped gamers reduce their ping, eliminate their lag, and upgrade their overall gaming experience.

 

Giving you great wired and wireless connection has been our goal but many of you have asked for a way to extend that coverage throughout the house. Over the last year, we have recommended using the Nighthawk Mesh extenders with the Nighthawk Pro Gaming routers, but now we are happy to announce we have created a bundle of that gives you a Mesh WiFi system for whole home coverage and seamless roaming capabilities with the new Nighthawk Pro Gaming Mesh WiFi System (XRM570).

 

What is a Pro Gaming Mesh WiFi System?

 

After talking to our community of gamers, what we learned was that, although our routers are amazing, there are some people whose homes require a greater WiFi coverage. Our routers and mesh extenders can be used either wired or untethered, based on your preference.  But, what if your Ethernet is located downstairs in your home, and your gaming PC is upstairs? Your options at this point are (a) Run your gaming router wirelessly, which would rely on whether or not your WiFi is strong enough to support you; or (b) Run a cable throughout your house, from your Ethernet jack to your computer or console in a different part of the home; or (c) Get your home completely wired, however, this is a very expensive solution, easily costing thousands of dollars.  There is, of course, option (d) Move to a new house… but that seems a tad extreme.

 

Gamers were telling us that they wished they had even more freedom to game throughout their home, no matter where their cables are located, or how strong their broadband connection may be.

 

That is why NETGEAR came up with a solution, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Mesh WiFi System (XRM570). It is a simple system which pairs our leading XR500 Pro Gaming Router with the EX770 WiFi mesh extender, so that those who use the router wirelessly can ensure they have a strong mesh WiFi signal at Gigabit speeds.

 

Our Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming WiFi router has been so popular, it been called the “fastest router ever” by Tom’s Guide, leaving “other gaming routers in the digital dust”. TechRadar has said “it’s no exaggeration to say that the Netgear Nighthawk XR500 is simply the best router a keen gamer ....” IGN says “the XR500 offers excellent performance with a superb software interface“.

 

And the EX7700 WiFi mesh extender is part of our Nighthawk Mesh line, which creates whole home WiFi under the same WiFi name, allowing for seamless coverage all around the house.

 

The magic in this system is in the fact that these units come pre-paired, which makes it a true mesh kit, so setting it up is a breeze. Any time you change your network settings on the router, it automatically updates the extender for you, because they are in sync.  The mesh extender also has two Ethernet ports in the back, in case you want to add more wired devices or consoles to your network.

 

The XRM570 is a complete solution with an unbeatable onboarding flow, designed for high-bandwidth homes. Streamers and gamers alike will benefit from high speeds this mesh system offers.  It’s available for sale right now directly on the NETGEAR website so check it out for more info!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCz1DeM_7aM

 

Let us know what you think about this new bundle below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model: XRM570|Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router and Mesh WiFi System
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Re: Announcing the XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Mesh System

The EX7700 work well with the XR450 as well. Smiley Very Happy

 

"our EX770 WiFi mesh extender" typo? 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>Orbi RBK50 v2.5.1.16(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, Orbi RBK50/RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Announcing the XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Mesh System

Absolutely! We thought since so many of you were asking and already grouping these products together, we should bundle them up!

 

 

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Re: Announcing the XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Mesh System

I had some good experiences in testing it out. Smiley Very Happy


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>Orbi RBK50 v2.5.1.16(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, Orbi RBK50/RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Announcing the XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Mesh System

Sweet! This is a great solution. So this new Wifi system is like an add on to the existing model? Can you buy the add-on seperately to extend your network if you already have an XR500? And can you use multiple add-ons to create a wider mesh?

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Re: Announcing the XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Mesh System

Ya you can buy the EX8000 or EX7700 as add-on. Not sure how many you could add on though. Like Orbi, they support up to 3 extenders officially. Users have posted having 6. Though the XR are only dual band routers, sans the XR700, the EX are tri band extenders. Would be interesting to see how many an XR would handle. My one does great with the XR450. 


@Netduma_Alex wrote:

Sweet! This is a great solution. So this new Wifi system is like an add on to the existing model? Can you buy the add-on seperately to extend your network if you already have an XR500? And can you use multiple add-ons to create a wider mesh?


 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>Orbi RBK50 v2.5.1.16(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, Orbi RBK50/RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Announcing the XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Mesh System

I just tested this today.

Pros: easy setup, good features when used with many devices in the house

Cons: seems to be a couple ms slower latency than my old R6300 on speedtest.net test, the extender does not seem to extend the guest network, the extender adds a couple ms to speedtest.net latency when used as an extender (not wire access point).

Model: XRM570|Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router and Mesh WiFi System
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Re: Announcing the XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Mesh System

Latency maybe increased when in extender mode. Lots of processing here when in extender mode. Smiley Wink


@Sien wrote:

I just tested this today.

Pros: easy setup, good features when used with many devices in the house

Cons: seems to be a couple ms slower latency than my old R6300 on speedtest.net test, the extender does not seem to extend the guest network, the extender adds a couple ms to speedtest.net latency when used as an extender (not wire access point).


 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>Orbi RBK50 v2.5.1.16(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, Orbi RBK50/RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Announcing the XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Mesh System

Absolutely! We thought since so many of you were asking and already grouping these products together, Poker IDN we should bundle them up!

Model: A6150|AC1200 Dual Band WiFi USB Mini Adapter
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